Meet our healthcare, childcare and social sciences students and staff


Find out about our students experience or head over to our courses to find out about our range of opportunities from entry level to Honours degrees.

Caitlin Whatley, BA (Hons) Child and Youth Studies student

Caitlin, BA (Hons) Child and Youth Studies

BLOG: Did you know that Caitlin, our 3rd year BA (Hons) Child and Youth Studies student, is a Guinness World Record holder? Hear more about her story and how she found her dream job whilst studying online with us.

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Lucy, Social Sciences Lecturer and Deputy Head of Curriculum

Delve into the intriguing world of social sciences with our Social Science Lecturer and Deputy Head of Curriculum, Lucy, who tells us all we need to know about employment opportunities and confesses her secret hidden talent!

Pamela Nairn, NC Health and Social Care student

Pamela, NC Health and Social Care

“Moray College UHI is an environment where you are treated with respect and appreciated for your cooperation. The support I received from the lecturers was commendable. I had been out of any sort of education for over 10 years so the SCQF Level 6 course was my first steppingstone for a career in social care, and I now intend to go on to study the HNC.”

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Connor, HNC Social Services

“The course has a mix of online and in class learning, both of which allowed me to learn more independently. I undertook placement with Inspire PTL who support adults with learning disabilities across Moray and Aberdeenshire. The team that I worked with made my placement thoroughly enjoyable and I am now registered with the Scottish Social Services Council as a Support Worker.”


Carrie, BA (Hons) Literature

“The lecturers are very supportive and quick to respond to queries, which is especially important when assignments are getting more frequent and challenging. I’m interested in a career in teaching or following further Masters study.”

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Jonathan, Childcare and Men in Practice

"I was a little nervous to start up back at college, but I felt very much at ease with my class and lecturers. My lecturers could not have been more helpful, from classroom questions to online emails, they were always willing to help and assist in any way they could.  The course was taught well, filled with immensely helpful knowledge which only helped me further in deciding this is definitely a career I see myself going into in the future. "

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Angela, BA (Hons) Health and Social Studies

“This course was ideal as I was able to study a course in my home town and it was a suitable blend for a complementary therapist working to support patients in healthcare. I have gained insight and confidence through the process of learning. I found the mode of teaching via the Virtual Learning Environment to be informative with encouragement to enter online discussion boards.”

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Gemma, NC Early Education and Childcare

"The highlight of studying at Moray College UHI is being able to overcome my fears of studying again after being out of education for more than 10 years.  The experience has made me more determined than ever to finally gain the knowledge and qualifications I require to take the career path of my choice."

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Neil, BA (Hons) Social Science

“Returning to education was a huge step but my lifelong ambition was to become a teacher. I sought advice from the college student services team on courses and decided to apply for NC Social Science alongside Higher English. I then progressed on to HNC and the Social Sciences Honours Degree.”

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Joyce, SVQ in Social Services and Healthcare (SCQF Level 7)

“I found the mode of teaching very informative. This course was blended where I would study online and get assessed in the workplace on my practical skills. I received great support from my tutor throughout my course with lots of feedback. Completing this course has inspired me to continue my studies at Moray College UHI to study BA (Hons) Health and Social Studies online and hopefully become a Social Worker.”

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Ruth, Education and Childcare Lecturer

BLOG: Our Education and Childcare Lecturer, Ruth, went from hairdresser to childcare worker after studying as a mature student. Find out all about a career in the childcare industry, how Ruth got started and how you could too.

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Gemma, SVQ in Healthcare Support – Clinical

“I am currently employed with NHS Grampian and have been since 2011 working in a variety of roles. I never thought that I would progress any further as an auxiliary but this SVQ (which I studied while in employment) has shown me that anything is possible and when you put your mind to it you can achieve anything.”

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Silja, BA (Hons) Scottish History and Politics

“I like the small classes and the lecturers are all great and knowledgeable. Many have amazing areas of expertise. The modules are generally well thought through and the lecturers really go out of their way to support you in every way possible; particularly the administrative and academic staff of the Centre for History.”

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Eilidh, BA (Hons) Childhood Practice

“The theory has given me a good background for working with children as my end goal is to become a primary teacher. One of the best things about studying here is that I have been able to progress from entry level and will be able to study the PGDE in primary teaching on completion of my degree, right here at the college.”